Hella is used mainly in Northern California/Central Valley. If one from NorCal or the Valley goes to vacation to the coast or SoCal and uses hella, they might be shunned or easily spotted as a tourist. Most who are not from the Valley or NorCal do not know how to use hella properly.
The most common use is when it replaces "very" or "a lot".

Normal: It was very hot and a lot of people went swimming.
Hella-fied: It was hella hot and hella people went swimming.

It can also replace "straight up" or "word".

Normal: Man, it's so hot!
-Word.
Hella-fied: Man, it's hella hot!
-Hella.
by motizzle August 19, 2006
Very or really.
Adjective:Bitches in nor cal give hella toothy blow Jobs.

Nor Cal is hella corny.

Nor Cal is hella gay.

Nor Cal has hella ugly bitches.
by So Cal Rocks December 01, 2009
SIMPLY:
Contraction of "Hell of..."
MEANING: "A lot of..." but not just in terms of quantity, but also magnatude.

*That greek def. (see above) is insane- whatever... "Hecka" was what a suburban loser from Walnut Creek (or Hayward) might say, simply because the word "Hell" as in "Hell-a" wasn't as commonly permitted in Sunday-school-going areas.
Circa 1980 (4th grade Berkeley, CA):
"His Vans are hella cool"
"Yeah... Jessie's hella fine"

Circa 1987 (B.H.S.)
"That party was hella weak"
"There were hella fools up here"
"He slings hella weed"
by chic-lit March 25, 2005
Hell of
Best word ever
Anyone who says it's not from NorCal is a hella big idiot.
Especially ppl from Las Vegas... fags
It's hella chill here.

Las Vegas is hella gay!

People who hate ppl saying hella are hella gay!
by nilesgamer January 21, 2008
The northern californian way of saying very, or if u really no-cal, you just throw it in anywhere, at least like 5 or 6 times in a sentence.
I hella fucked that hella skanky ho hella hard.
by kt$ March 18, 2003
A word widely used by the youth of the Sanfrancisco Bay Area and it's surrounding cities. It can be used as an adjective, noun, adverb, and a few interjections, but it is mostly used as an adverb. It can replace descriptive words meaning "high quantities", primarily words such as 'very' and 'many', and also substitutes for words groups like 'a lot' and 'a bunch'
very- He was going hella fast.
many- Hella people died that day.
a lot(of)- I had hella fun, but I gtg now.
a bunch(of)- He pwned hella n00bs last game.

by Jerry Tristan June 10, 2008
Hellas, or Έλλας, is the Hellenic name for the region more commonly known as Greece, which is anglicized from the the name the Barbaroi Romaioi used, Graecia. Historically, Hellas was a disunified region due to its mountainous region, creating diversity and of course, fighting that made them manly enough so that Megas Alexandros could use some of them alongside his Makedonian Greeks in smashing the PERSAI. Although the Diadochoi power wasn't in Mainland Hellas, Hellas there was still known for the FIRST ZOO in the world (even the term Zoo is derived from ζωον, meaning animals) as well as some of the largest ships in ancient history (Zheng He and his treasure ships would have to wait one and three fifths of a millenia), as well as the invention of many war machines such as the lithoboloi and the katapeltai (katapeltai first indicated in Syrakousai, a Hellenic city in Trinakrie). Hellas' most important contribution to the modern world is that it defended democracy by buttwhooping the Italians under Mussolini, and delaying the Nazis enough to get General Winter activated to freeze Nazi ass, even though the leader of Hellas was Fascist himself.

Detractors of Hellenes, largely the Skopioi, say Hellass (ironically revering the actual name rather than using the name defiled by the ROMAIOI) because they envy the Hellenic contributions of the world: The Skopioi didn't have a republic in the 19th century!
ΖΗΤΩ Ή ΈΛΛΑΣ! (Zeto he Hellas!)
Long live Greece!

Hellas invented Lithoboloi. Rome invented orgies.
by HellasFTW December 20, 2010
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